NZIQS Webinars

NZIQS hosts webinars as an educational tool for our members. No matter where you live in New Zealand, or around the world, members can join one of our webinar sessions to learn more about a range of topics that relate to the latest quantity surveying information, industry issues or for your personal development.

Scheduled Webinars

Ministry of Education Strategic Supplier Arrangements - what they mean for QS Consultants - 16th October 2019

The Ministry of Education's Capital Works Programme utilises construction and professional services throughout New Zealand to deliver projects with a cumulative contract spend value of $500m per annum.  The Ministry is looking to establish strategic supplier arrangements for Master Planning & Lead Design Consultants and Quantity Surveyors for this programme.

This webinar will outline the proposed arrangements and seek feedback from QS Consultants to help shape how this opportunity is to be structured.

Please note that once these arrangements are established, the Ministry will only offer opportunities to identified suppliers for it's Ministry-lead Capital Works projects.

To register see here



What is a Webinar?

Short for Web-based seminar, a Webinar is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is broadcast to an audience through their computers via the Internet.

Participants can view on their own computer screen what the presenter shows on his/her screen (usually PowerPoint, videos, web pages or other content).

You can take part in a webinar anywhere in the world-as long as you have internet access.

There are even apps that enable you to participate from your phone or tablet (iPhone and Android).

The audio part of a webinar is broadcast through your computer (using headset or speakers) or through the telephone. There is no cost for using a headset/speaker but toll charges do apply if you dial in using a telephone line.

The audience is not seen on screen, nor can we hear you.  The audience can ask questions using an instant messaging tool.

Most of the NZIQS webinars are scheduled for one hour.

How to take part in a webinar

You can take part in a Webinar anywhere that you have a computer with an internet connection and a web browser (read Webinar system requirement details).

Once you have registered for a webinar, you will receive an email with a unique link to join the webinar at the scheduled time. This allows you to see what has been shared on screen.

You can listen to the presenter by using

  • USB headset (for best audio quality)
  • computer microphone and speakers
  • standard phone line (note normal toll charges apply)

Each link is unique and can only be used by one person to join the webinar. 

Webinars are Interactive

Webinars can be interactive. Usually there are polls you can click on screen to answer, question breaks and a survey at the end.

By default, you will be connected to the webinar with your audio muted. You can send in questions for the presenters to answer via a question tool at any time during the webinar. There is also a chat box where you can send any queries to the webinar organiser.

Watching as a Group

You can watch a webinar together in one room. One person needs to register for the webinar and then use the link they were given to join the session. Set up your screen so everyone can see and use a good quality sound system so that everyone can hear. You cant use a headset in a group situation as only one person will hear.

One person needs to be the controller’– they sit at the keyboard and can type in questions that the rest of the group wants to ask.

How do I join a webinar?

About 5 - 10 minutes before the start of the webinar, click on the link to join from your confirmation or reminder email, or from the Outlook appointment. Note the link given is unique to the email address you registered with.

After logging in a small plugin is downloaded to your computer. The first time you join a webinar it may take a while to connect, the next time it will be quicker.

Check your audio connection is working (you can hear) on the Audio Settings on the control panel.

Join a session from a mobile device

Open the GoToMeeting app for Android or iPhone. If you don't already have the app installed, you can easily download the free mobile apps.

If you know the 9-digit session ID (on your confirmation email), you can join the session by simply opening the GoToMeeting app and entering your name and the session ID. Or, you can tap the Join URL in your GoToMeeting's invitation email to automatically join.


The webinars will be recorded. If you registered for the webinar but missed the live session you will be sent a link to access the webinar recording within a few days.

Recordings may also be available to register for and view after the session.

Your first webinar?

Some things to do before you join your first webinar

Test your connection

It is highly recommended that you test your ability to join a webinar session well in advance of trying to join your first one so you can sort out any issues that arise, e.g. audio. A live session is available for testing 24/7

Webinar System Requirements

Check that you have the right systems, hardware and audio equipment to join a Webinar

Webinar Attendee Guide

Trouble shooting and more information


Past Webinar Recordings

All recordings are free and available to NZIQS members only. If you would like to view the recording please email Alana

Retentions Regime Review September 2019

The retention trust regime was introduced in 2018 to protect contractors and subcontracts.  However, in it's first test with Ebert, it has arguably fallen short of that objective.  This presentation will consider the operation of the regime, its impact on the construction sector, and the limitations exposed by Ebert.  The presentation will be relevant to anyone holding, receiving or certifying the payment of retentions.

Presented by Nick Gillies.  Nick is a Partner in Hesketh Henry, a long-standing commercial law firm with a dedicated construction law practice.  He has specialist expertise in construction, insurance and dispute resolution.  His experience includes all types of building and engineering issues - from time and money claims, to defect disputes, and contract reviews - gained in New Zealand and overseas.

GIB Fire Rated Systems Update - Sponsored by NZIQS Platinum Partner Winstone Wallboards, September 2019

Winstone Wallboards has updated its GIB Fire Rated Systems literature.  This technical literature, detailing passive fire wall, ceiling and shaft systems as well as junction details and one-sided penetrations, is a core resource for the design and detailing of fire rated systems within New Zealand.  This update has largely been focused on simplifying and clarifying information, systems and details to make it easier to use.

This webinar will have you better understand the changes and additions to manual.

Presented by Frank Kang, Technical Support & Development Engineer and Hans Gerlich, Senior Technical Engineer from Winstone Wallboards Ltd

Thank you to NZIQS Platinum Partner Winstone Wallboards for presenting this webinar

Linking 2D with BIM - Sponsored by NZIQS Platinum Partner ExactalApril 2019

This webinar aims to discuss the advantages of linking 2D with BIM by taking a look at a Revit model. The webinar will show a model within Revit, therefore allowing viewers to see and understand the model and the associated 2D views from a designers perspective. This perspective will also provide you with the knowledge to better equip yourself for collaborating with designers, by knowing what to ask for and how it may benefit your practice by asking the correct questions.

Presented by Johnathan Mudrovcic, Product Specialist in the New Zealand office of Exactal, the makers of on-screen measuring and estimating software CostX. At Exactal, Johnathan provides frontline support for Australia and New Zealand-based clients and plays an important part in developing the product for the Oceanic market. Johnathan received a Bachelor of Construction Economics with Honours in Quantity Surveying from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa and worked on several large projects in the region before emigrating to New Zealand. He has a wealth of experience in various areas, including developing various training materials for Exactal, and has travelled around the world giving CostX BIM training courses to some of Exactal’s largest clients.

Proudly sponsored by NZIQS Platinum Partner Exactal

Cyber Risks Liability Webinar - Sponsored by NZIQS Platinum Partner LPMS, March 2019

There is no denying that cyber protection is a hot topic with the number of New Zealand organisations that will experience a cyber event growing at an alarming rate from year to year, making it vital that your business understands the ins and outs.

Cyber can be an overwhelming topic, which is why Aon in conjunction with LPMS and NZIQS are bringing you this important webinar.  The presentation is designed to be a "Cyber 101" to clear through the cyber clutter and help you piece together the complexities of cyber risk and protection.

The webinar will be presented by Michael Twyman, Executive Director at Aon New Zealand.  Michael has over 14 years experience in liability insurance and has specialised in the design and placement of professional indemnity and companion liability insurances.  As part of his current responsibilities Michael is the Cyber Product Manager for Aon NZ as he has an active interest in evolving risks. 

Proudly sponsored by our Platinum Sponsor LPMS


BIM: Revisions and the Living Cost Estimate - Sponsored by NZIQS Platinum Partner Exactal, September 2018

Presented by Tony Shaw, Principal Product Specialist for Exactal

Cost estimates are generally seen as a one-off deliverable and, as such, are often out of date before they are even complete. The advent of BIM and the inherent intelligence that each model contains makes it possible to ‘revision’ a model at any stage to give a visual comparison of the design changes and have those changes dynamically linked into cost estimates. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate that, through the use of BIM and its associated technologies, it is possible to maintain a living cost estimate throughout the life of a construction project.

The presentation used a mixture of PowerPoint slides and live use of CostX estimating software to extract parametric information from a BIM file, dynamically link it into a cost estimate and then ‘revision’ it based on a new model design to produce an updated estimate value. The focus will be on real world use i.e. how to overcome ‘issues’ with the model and its parametric data, how to visualize the design changes, how to identify take-off that has not been included in the estimate and the like.

Exactal are the makers of on-screen measuring and estimating software CostX.

At Exactal, Tony is the leading Product Specialist in our worldwide network and plays a key role in developing the product for the international market, as well as creating training on the product. An MNZIQS, Tony has over 30 years’ experience as a qualified Quantity Surveyor and, prior to joining Exactal, was employed as a Senior Quantity Surveyor at Hawkins Construction. He is a guest lecturer on 5D BIM in a number of universities and has also spoken at numerous events conferences and CPD events around the world.

This webinar was kindly sponsored by NZIQS Platinum Partner Exactal, makers of CostX

Concurrent Delay in New Zealand , August 2018

Presented by Nick Gilles, Partner, Hesketh Henry

Concurrent delay is a common but often misunderstood concept in construction.  This webinar aims to help attendees identify a true concurrent delay, explain how the law deals with concurrent delays and work through a practical example to illustrate the impact.  The webinar will be relevant to anyone dealing with the time and cost consequences of delays to construction projects.

International Construction Management Standards - Sponsored by NZIQS Platinum Partner Exactal, October 2017

Presented by Paul Bunkall, Life Member NZIQS and Johnathan Mudrovcic, Product Specialist at Exactal

International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) is a new, high-level benchmarking and reporting framework for international cost classification, reporting and comparison. On this webinar you will learn:

  • What is ICMS?
  • What problem is ICMS trying to solve?
  • What are the benefits of having ICMS?
  • Where will ICMS be used?
  • How can they be applied and other technical queries?
  • What’s next?

CCA Retentions Regime, September 2017

Presented by Peter Degerholm, Calderglen Associates

A new CCA retention regime has been in force for around 4 months. How well is it understood? What are the practical issues?

Cyber Risks - sponsored by LPMS, September 2017

Presented by Liam Promfret, National Cyber Practice Leader at Aon NZ

Cyber Risk now features in the top 5 risk to businesses.  This presentation will explain the emerging threats faced by New Zealand businesses and how the insurance industry is assisting companies to manage and transfer the risks.

Consultants Now Captured by the CCA, November 2016

Presented by Arie Moore, Senior Associate, Kensington Swan

Are you a consultant who carries out quantity surveying work in relation to construction in New Zealand? 

If so, it is almost certain that from 1 September 2016 any engagement you have entered into for such services will be covered by the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (CCA).  This has far-reaching implication for your rights and obligations.

Safety in Design: A QS Perspective, September 2016

Presented by Nathanael Sterling, Risk Management, Beca Ltd

This presentation will cover the presenter's experience in the application of safety in design based on the Health & Safety at Work Act on infrastructure and building projects, with specific consideration to relevance for Quantity Surveyors.

How to Increase Profits and Improve Business Efficiency, July 2016

Presented by Stewart Ellison, National Account Manager of WorkflowMax - a Xero product

Learn how to:

  • Value your work and demonstrate this value to clients
  • Understand exactly where your practice makes and loses money
  • Boost your practice with the right tools to increase profits

Professional Indemnity Insurance Webinar, June 2016

Presented by Ross Meijer, Senior Executive Director Aon New Zealand

Professional Indemnity Insurance is a fact of life for most professionals offering a service.  This webinar is a chance to learn about the general concepts and issues around Professional Indemnity Insurance.  Ross's presentation will also include recent case studies and help you learn how the policy works.

Health & Safety at Work Act 2015, November 2015

Presented by Martin Laurs, Occupational Health and Safety Trainer, Business Central Wellington

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 will be enacted on 4th April 2016.  Understand the key principles and the process of due diligence as it applies to health and safety.

Price Fixing Agreements Under the Commerce Act, September 2015

Presented by Nicky Beechey and Daire Queenan from the Commerce Commission

This webinar covers:

  • What is happening in the marketplace
  • Unlawful price fixing
  • Bid-rigging practices, what you need to know to detect and deter

Photoluminescent Solutions, August 2015

Presented by Mike Dimond, Ecoglo

Learn how photoluminescent solutions can equate up to 75% savings

Learn about the benefits of photoluminescent solutions versus battery or electrically powered options in emergency and escape path lighting. Benefits that can equal cost savings for your client of up to 75% along with offering a sustainable environmentally friendly solution. Also an update on what you need to know on the requirements under the building code NZBC F8 Signs & NZBC F6 Visibility in Escape Routes – how these signs need to perform in the event of a power failure or emergency situation?

How Quantity Surveyors can get the most out of BIM, March 2015

Presented by Tony Shaw, Exactal

Session 1- An Introduction to BIM: The Ideal. 

This will be an introduction to BIM for quantity surveyors; both in a general sense and involving CostX.

Session 2-Utilising BIM: The Reality. 

This will cover how to get bespoke measurements from the BIM model, in a variety of different ways.

Public Sector Procurement, December 2014

Presented by Dean Hollis, Procurement Manager, Ministry of Education